Minnesota and Stanford each earned 23 USTFCCCA All-Academic individuals to lead NCAA Division I
Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
Jess Lehman and Audra Winter score in the Big Ten heptathlon competition to lead the Gophers
Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.
Minnesota wins Border Battle
Gophers host Minnesota Open Meet
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on February 27, 2015.
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran 10 races • placed 11th in the 800m at the Big Ten Championship in a career-best 2:10.40 • ran the 800m leg of the distance medley relay at Big Tens, placing third in 11:13.28 to rank sixth in Minnesota history • ran a season-best 5:01.03 as runner-up in the mile at the Minnesota Open • won the 800m (2:14.67) and ran second on the first-place 4x400m relay at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran six races • ran a season-best 2:10.84 to place 14th in the 800m at the Big Ten Championship • ran a season-best 4:36.87 in the 1,500m and ran second on the first-place 4x800m relay (8:47.62) at the Raleigh Relays • led off the third-place 4x800m relay at Drake Relays, finishing in 8:41.30 for the seventh-fastest time in program history.
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran six races and recorded career-best times in the 800m (2:11.33) and the mile (5:00.77) • placed 13th in the 800m (2:11.33) at the Big Ten championship • ran her career-best mile (5:00.77) and ran the 1,200m leg of the sixth-place distance medley relay (11:43.49) at the Meyo Invitational.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran nine races and recorded career-best times in the 800m (2:10.39) and the 1,500m (4:33.92) • placed 15th in the 800m in a career-best 2:10.39 at the Big Ten Championship • placed third in the 1,500m in a career-best 4:33.92 at the Jaguar Challenge • ran on the sixth-place 4x800m relay (8:43.18) at Drake Relays to rank eighth in program history • ran on distance medley relay (11:38.41) at Drake Relays to rank 10th all-time.
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran eight races and recorded career-best times in the 800m (2:19.00), 1,000m (2:57.09) and mile (5:02.24) • finished ninth in the 800m (2:19.00) at Northwest Open • won the 1,000m (2:57.09) at Parents Day Open • clocked a career-best mile time of 5:02.24 at Iowa State Classic • ran on the first-place 4x400m relay (4:06.55) at UW-River Falls Invite.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran six races • ran career-best times in the 800m (2:14.74) and 1,500m (4:39.01) • finished second in the 800m (2:14.74) at Meet of the Unsaintly • ran the 800m at UW-La Crosse (2:14.94) and Carleton Relays (2:16.98) • finished ninth in the 1,500m (4:39.01) at Spec Towns Invitational • placed second in the 1,500m (4:40.24) at Grand View Viking Classic • ran on the second-place 4x400m relay (4:02.67) at Carleton Relays.
2013 Season - Indoor: Ran her season-best mile time of 5:12.63 at the Iowa State Classic • finished fifth in the mile at the Bison Classic.
2013 Season - Outdoor: Ran season-best 1,500m time of 4:45.34 at Musco Twilight.
2012 Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and the 2012 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Wisconsin Dells High School • high school coaches were Dean Knetter and Troy Nelson • four-year letterwinner in cross country and track & field • four-time first team all-conference honoree • MVP honors • team captain as a senior • member of the WDHS and Central Wisconsin Wave Makers swim teams • holds the school record in 800m, 1,600m, 3,200m, 4x400m and 4x800m • received Scholar Athlete Award.
Personal: Born June 23, 1993 • completed her undergraduate degree in kinesiology and enrolled in Applied Kinesiology Master's of Education • daughter of Tom and Catherine Swatek • mother was an All-American in track at UW-Stevens Point • has one sister named Allie • enjoys summer, swimming, being outside and playing sports.
|Swatek's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|800m||2:10.40||Big Ten Championship (2/26/16)|
|1,000m||2:57.09||Parents Day Open (2/22/14)|
|Mile||5:00.77||Meyo Invitational (2/6-7/15)|
|Swatek's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|800m||2:10.39||Big Ten Championship (5/16/15)|
|1,500m||4:33.92||Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)|
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